Just taking a second to update everyone on the current Rapids 'keeper situation.
Yesterday the Rapids acquired the rights to Matt Pickens. We are happy to report that Matt has officially signed with MLS and is now officially added to the Rapids roster. He'll join us on Jan. 25, with the rest of the team on the first day of spring training.
Pickens is expected to battle Preston Burpo and the rest of the Rapids' young 'keeper cadre for the starting position between the pipes. Should make for an exciting preseason!
There's also been many misconceptions out there regarding the situation with Bouna Coundoul.....here's the real scoop!
Talks on a long-term contract extension with goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul and the Colorado Rapids have broken down, and the Rapids have withdrawn their most recent contract offer.
Over the past several months, the club has had a continuing dialogue with Bouna and his representative concerning Bouna’s contract and his future with the Rapids. Bouna was offered a very attractive offer from the Rapids and MLS that would have placed him among the top 5 paid goalkeepers in the league.
Bouna and his agent have rejected what the Rapids and MLS felt was a VERY generous offer, leaving him out of contract, and free to sign with any club outside of MLS. We certainly thank Bouna for all his contributions to our club and wish him all the best as he tries his luck overseas.
So what next? New catch-phrase is needed for the Rapids' newest keeper from Albany, Steward Ceus....his name's just begging for it. Fire away.